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Who Is LA Reid? Net Worth, Bio, Relationship, Nationality, Instagram, Height, Age

LA Reid

L.A. Reid is a well-known American musician, record producer, composer, and author. Reid has also acted as a reality television program judge. He was the CEO and Chairman of Epic Records. He was also the chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group and the CEO of Arista Records. Reid co-founded Hitco Music Publishing as well as LaFace Records.

Net Worth

LA Reid is a music executive and producer with a net worth of $300 million. He is most known for co-founding LaFace Records with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, as well as establishing Hitco Entertainment and Hitco Music Publishing. For many years, he was the chairman and CEO of companies such as Epic Records and The Island Def Jam Music Group.

LA Reid: Bio, Age, Ethnicity, Sibling

“L.A.” Antonio Marquis Reid was born on June 7, 1956, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Emma and Antonio M. Reid Sr. In 1989, LA Reid married recording artist Perri “Pebbles” Reid. They divorced in 1996. In the year 2000, he married Erica Holton. One of their two children is Aaron Reid. He is a philanthropist who has given to charities such as the City of Hope. He also helped out at the Art for Life Palm Beach benefit. For his charitable activity, he has garnered various awards, including the UNICEF Spirit of Compassion Award.

La Reid started high school at Chattahoochee High School. La was in the ninth school at the time, and his family had just moved to Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout his high school years, he made up his mind to try his hand at music. Despite the fact that no more information on La Reid’s schooling or college life is available, it is apparent that he is a big success in what he decided to pursue, which is music.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name: L.A. Reid
Real Name/Full Name: Antonio Marquis “L.A.” Reid
Gender: Male
Age: 65 years old
Birth Date: 7 June 1956
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Erica Reid (m. 2000), Pebbles (m. 1989–1996)
Children: Yes (Aaron Reid)
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Profession: American record executive, record producer, A&R representative, and panellist
Net Worth in 2022: $300 million

Professional Career

L.A. Reid’s career started when he met a drummer from the rock band Pure Essence. After being renamed, it was given the name Essence. In the 1980s, he was a member of the band ‘The Deele.’ It launched the hit track “Two Occasions” before disbanding.

In 1989, he co-founded LaFace Records with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. It immediately became a favorite hangout for a wide range of artists. He then joined 14’s label at the moment. The label subsequently published songs by Toni Braxton, Outkast, and TLC, among others. In 1996, he established Hitco Publishing Group. He sold LaFace Records to BMG in 2000, which ultimately merged with Arista Records. He signed Avril Lavigne to his label the following year. Ciara and P!nk were signed shortly after. Reid was appointed CEO of The Island Def Jam Music Group in 2004. He then became an executive producer on Mariah Carey’s ‘The Emancipation of Mimi.’

Reid has also aided the careers of musicians such as Justin Bieber, Bon Jovi, Rihanna, and Kanye West. He’s also worked on a project with Jennifer Lopez. In 2014, he released Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape.’ He stated in 2017 that he will leave his role at Epic Records. L.A. Reid joined the judging panel of ‘The X Factor in 2011. His performance placed third in the competition. In 2016, he released a memoir that became a New York Times best-seller.

Relationship Status

The record producer’s sexual orientation is heterosexual, and he has had several relationships throughout his life. Before marrying his first wife, Perri, he had a son, Antonio Jr., from one of his earlier relationships. He married Perri in 1989, and the pair had their first child, Aaron, the same year.

When the couple divorced in 1996, they had not had a joyful marriage. Reid married Erica Holton four years after his divorce, with whom he had two children, a boy called Addison and a girl named Manuelle. Even after 20 years of marriage, they are still having a happy marriage.

Awards and Achievements

L.A. Reid was awarded a BMI Icon at the 2006 BMI Urban Awards. He is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, as well as the Harvard University Alumni Award for Excellence in Media, which he earned in 2014. He also received the Business of Entertainment Award from BET Honors. He received the President’s Merit Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2013. He has won 18 BMI Awards.

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